Ooooo - this week is going to be interesting! Nasty characters (I rub my hands together). Why is it so much fun to come up with these people? What is it about writing antagonists that gives us such a thrill? I'm really not sure, but it doesn't stop our minds lighting at the corners when we delve into a good scene filled with high emotion and tension... a scene where our antagonist shows their true colours.
This week, we are sharing the nastiest character we've ever written and also picking out a villain or two that we've read and loved.
I'm actually going to mention a character from a book I wrote a few years ago. One that may never get published. The anatognist's name is Natalie and she is one nasty piece of work. She's petite with dark, shiny hair and bright blue eyes. She couldn't do any physical damage to anyone, but she is manipulative, selfish and driven to get what she wants no matter how much damage she causes to those around her.
I had so much fun creating her. She really is a meanie. I personally don't know anyone like her and I wouldn't want to! But it was so fantastic to be able to write lines that I would never dream of saying. I think that was the best part.
Now - who do I think is nasty in YA fiction. The first character that popped into my head was James from Twilight. I think he is portrayed brilliantly and makes an excellent villain. In the movie version, I found him frightening.
Who do you find scary? Or nasty? The type of character you read and get so annoyed with, you just want to see them go down in burning flames?
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